Two figure drawing sketches, each one made using a different technique. The first was a 10 minute blind contour pose, meaning that I spent 10 minutes drawing it without looking at the paper once, moving my pen at a snail's pace and really firing those neurons. The second was made using gesture and contour. It's scary sharing these because I am not a professionally/academically trained artist, and cuz I suck at figure drawing. But I share because it is part of my growth process. Up until a few weeks ago, I was self taught. I've always wanted to extend beyond portraiture and learn figure drawing and now I can finally get around to more formalized study.
A little about me: I've been a self taught artist since I started painting 8 years ago. A lot has happened in that time span, I've overcome a lot of my introvert fears, and went from drawing stick figures to making huge portrait murals. It took years to translate my passion into a language of discipline, and for many years I just struggled with accepting myself as an artist and trying to get over the fear of sharing my work with others. I realize now I made a gigantic internal leap: As an extremely shy and anxious introvert I was making art for the first time with 0 training, and it wasnt shielded in the privacy of a classroom, but publically, in the street, subject to the immediate judgement, praise, and critique of passerbys and neighbors. Kinda like going from 0 to a 100 (real quick 😝). #followyourpassion #blindcontour #gesturedrawing #blindcontourdrawing #figuredrawing #sharpieart #selftaught #selftaughtartist #yolo #instaart #dailyart #artstudio #artiststudio #lineart #linedrawing #pastelart #pastel #artistlife #artistlife